Summary of the BCPNP Changes

11 March, 2022

Summary of the BCPNP Changes

Yesterday we received information about the changes made to the BC PNP and here is a Summary of the BCPNP CHANGES:

-> The government updated the way that the Skills Immigration Registration System awards points.

They discontinued awarding additional points for occupations identified in the B.C. High Demand Occupations List based on the 2018 Labour Market Outlook.

-> Workers in management occupations (grouped under Skill Type 0 in the NOC) may only register/apply under Skilled Worker categories; management occupations are not eligible under the International Graduates categories.

-> Change of minimum income - based on 2019 LICO

-> The requirement of two years directly related experience under the Skilled Worker category is replaced with two years of skilled experience.

-> Targeted invitations to apply will give priority access to select occupations in the care economy, specifically registrants whose occupation is on a pre-determined list of in-demand health occupations as well as early childhood educators.  

-> Healthcare assistants and dental assistants have been added to the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category as eligible occupations.

-> Priority List

Tech Occupations:
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
Care economy: Healthcare occupations

0311   Managers in healthcare
3011   Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111   Specialist physicians
3112   General practitioners and family physicians
3113   Dentists
3122   Chiropractors
3124   Allied primary health practitioners
3125   Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131   Pharmacists
3132   Dietitians and nutritionists
3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142   Physiotherapists
3143   Occupational therapists
3144   Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3211   Medical laboratory technologists
3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215   Medical radiation technologists
3216   Medical sonographers
3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
3219   Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
3221   Denturists
3222   Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223   Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3232   Practitioners of natural healing
3233   Licensed practical nurses
3234   Paramedical occupations
3237   Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3411   Dental assistants
3413   Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*
4151   Psychologists
4152   Social workers
4153   Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4212   Social and community service workers

*For the purposes of the BC PNP, only health care assistants/health care aides are eligible under NOC 3413.
Care economy: Childcare occupations
4214   Early Childhood Educators

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